This October 2023 sees the 720th Anniversary of Balfron’s first documented appearance on a Charter of Inchaffray Abbey, Perthshire. To mark this milestone, the Heritage Group have planned a series of events – not quite on the scale of Balfron700 – to involve the schools and community in this momentous occasion.
On the morning of Friday 6th, Dawn will be working with the pupils of Balfron Primary on a variety of medieval activities.
For further information, please feel free to e-mail us or search Balfron720 on Facebook.
Balfron720 – Stirling Observer coverage
Chuffed with the usual great coverage from our local newspaper – the Stirling Observer.
Talks & Events 2019-2020 Season
All Thursdays – all 7.30pm in the McLintock Hall, Balfron, unless otherwise stated.
|12th Sepember 2019||Mary Bates||From The Trossachs to The Ptarmigan … the sequel!|
|10th October 2019||Murray O’Donnell||The History of Strathblane|
|14th November 2019||Donald Peddie||The Blane Valley Railway|
|December||NO CHRISTMAS EVENT THIS YEAR|
|13th February 2020||James Kennedy||The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1919|
|12th March 2020||Alan McBride||“The Elephant, the Marquis and the Castle” |
|From SATURDAY 28th MARCH 2020 to 25th APRIL 2020 : BALFRON LIBRARY||“BALFRON RADICALS EXHIBITION” (During normal Library hours)|
|SATURDAY 28th MARCH 2020 – Evening : Balfron Campus||Opening Concert of the Balfron Radicals’ Festival with international star Dougie MacLean. Ticket on sale from 09:30 on 8th February at Balfron Library (NB No card facility!)|
|9th April 2020||Mark Nixon||The 1884 Reform Agitation in Stirlingshire|
|14th May 2020||Richard Oram||Cambuskenneth Abbey|